Be Privacy Savvy in 2023: Secure Your Data on Data Privacy Day and Beyond

Spike Team
By Spike Team, Updated on January 26, 2023, 9 min read
Data privacy day

Happy Data Privacy Day! At Spike, we understand the importance of protecting your personal information and maintaining your privacy. We don’t have any ads and we won’t use your email to track you. We believe your email should be private. We want to remind you of the importance of data privacy and show you how Spike can help.
 

Data Privacy Day is an annual event that takes place on January 28th, and was created to raise awareness about the importance of protecting personal information online. Data Privacy Day was created to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding personal information and encourage people to take steps in their own lives to keep their data private. Over the years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing valuable resources and information on the latest security and privacy trends, tips, and best practices. To help you stay informed and protect yourself from potential threats, we’ve compiled a list of our top blogs on security and privacy. Here are some of the must-reads:
 

Security Challenges are Everywhere – Cybersecurity Awareness 2023 Tips

Cybersecurity Awareness

This blog discusses how the digital revolution has transformed our lives and with it a new set of security challenges. In order to protect personal data from hackers we need awareness and education with respect to cyber threats. The blog provides tips on how to protect yourself and your organization, such as using strong passwords, updating software regularly, and being wary of phishing emails.
 

The Secure Communication Tools Every Lawyer Needs in 2023: Secure Email for Lawyers

 

Secure Communication Tools for Lawyers in 2023

The blog post discusses the importance of secure communication tools for lawyers in 2023. The author notes that as technology continues to advance, it becomes increasingly important for lawyers to have access to secure communication tools that can protect sensitive information and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
 

Use a single communication tool that protect people and data against cyberthreats to give you peace of mind.

Mobile Device Security: Why Would You Want Webmail on Your Mobile Device?

 

Webmail app on mobile devices

Using webmail on your mobile device is a great way to take your security to the next level. With webmail, you have access to your email account from any device with an internet connection, including your mobile phone. This means you can check and respond to important emails on-the-go, without having to worry about whether or not your device is secure.
 

One of the biggest advantages of using webmail on your mobile device is that it helps protect against hacking and phishing attempts. Webmail is typically accessed through a secure web browser, which means that your login information and email data is encrypted and protected from prying eyes. This is especially important when using public Wi-Fi or other unsecured networks, as these networks are often targeted by hackers looking to steal personal information.
 

Another advantage of using webmail on your mobile device is that it helps protect your personal and sensitive information. When you use webmail, your email is stored on a remote server, rather than on your device. This means that if your device is lost or stolen, your email will still be safe and secure, and can be accessed from any other device with an internet connection.
 

Secure Email Providers: Top Providers That Protect Your Privacy

 

Email security

As technology continues to advance and the world becomes increasingly connected, the importance of protecting personal information and privacy has become paramount. However, navigating the various options for secure email providers can be challenging.
 

At Spike, we understand the importance of maintaining privacy in email communication. Our platform is ad-free, and we do not use or share user data for any form of monetization. We only retain the minimum amount of data necessary to provide a fast and efficient communication experience. Additionally, all message data on Spike is encrypted using AES-256 encryption to ensure maximum security.
 

The issue for consumers and businesses is that even if your email client is not collecting your data, it’s essential to understand what your email provider is doing with it. Some providers may use user data for targeted advertising, while others have different policies. We believe that this kind of data mining should not be a trade-off for using a free email service. At Spike, we prioritize user privacy above all else.
 

New Gmail 2FA Regulations

 

Gmail 2FA

Google has recently implemented new regulations for two-factor authentication (2FA) for Gmail users, which may have already affected your account access. If you are wondering how these regulations will affect your Gmail usage, this blog will explain what the new regulations entail, their potential impact on users, and steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition under the new regulations.

 

Change or Reset your Email Password: Don’t Get Locked Out

 

Change Or Reset Email password

Passwords have been the primary means of protecting personal information for over six decades, yet the most common passwords in 2022 reveal a lack of security with options such as “password,” “123456,” and “qwerty” among the top ten. If this list causes concern for the security of your own password, it may be time to change it. Despite the importance of strong passwords, many of us still opt for weak alternatives. Factors such as difficulty remembering complex passwords and managing multiple digital accounts can contribute to this problem.
 

To combat this issue, one can either use simple passwords (not recommended), rely on a password management service (which has its own risks), or create strong passwords and have a backup plan in place. This guide serves as a backup plan, providing instructions on how to change or reset email passwords for Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and more. Whether it’s for added security or simply forgetting your email password, this guide can help.
 

Stay Safe! 10 Ways to Detect a Phishing Email

 

phishing emails

A phishing email is a fraudulent message that appears to be from a legitimate and trustworthy source. Its purpose is to deceive recipients into clicking on links or opening attachments that can result in identity theft or other forms of fraud. Phishing was the most prevalent method of infection in 2021, and the most frequently impersonated brands in phishing attacks are some of the largest and most reputable companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Google. To protect yourself from phishing attempts through spam emails, consider the basic precautions outlined in this blog.
 

Email Spam Checkers – What are They and When Should you use Them?

 

Spam email

Spam emails can be a significant nuisance for individuals and businesses alike, taking up valuable time and resources. As a recipient, it can be frustrating, and for senders, the consequences can be even more severe. One solution to this problem is using an email spam checker for outgoing messages to bypass spam filters, saving time and money.
 

Before implementing an email spam checker, it’s essential to consider the features and capabilities of the different options available. In this recent blog, we will provide a list of the top email spam checkers, what to look for in a spam checker and an additional tool to help keep your inbox organized and free of clutter.
 

Is Your Email App Spying on You? Probably, but is the Spike App Safe?

 

email securityPhoto by Liam Tucker on Unsplash

Do you ever have the feeling that you’re being watched or followed? Maybe it’s the ads that keep appearing on your Amazon account or Google’s uncanny ability to predict your search queries after typing just a few letters. Or perhaps it’s the Facebook getaway suggestion that you only talked to your friends about. These incidents might make you feel like you’re being spied on, and it’s not limited to just these examples, your inbox also can be included.
 

It’s unsettling to think that your email app may be spying on you and that there’s big money to be made in selling the contents of your inbox to data-hungry commercial concerns. In fact, last year, Vice revealed that the popular email provider, Edison, was using the data from users’ inboxes for its “Edison Trends” and “Trends Direct” programs, which provide “detailed behavior patterns to improve your customers’ experience and business results.”
 

But Edison is not alone in its questionable data policies. There are many other companies out there looking to profit from your data. Let’s take a look at some that might surprise you.
 

Multi-factor Authentication: What Is It, How Do You Enable It for Email, and How Does It Protect You?

 

Multi-factor Authentication

Password security is a critical issue among security experts. If you use the same password for all your accounts and one website gets hacked, your information is at risk on all other sites as well. When a major website is compromised, hackers often try the stolen login credentials on other sites such as PayPal, Gmail, Amazon, etc. By having a unique password for each account, the risk is limited to one compromised login instead of the potential for hundreds of passwords circulating on the internet.
 

Another way to enhance security, which is highly recommended by security experts, is multi-factor authentication. This is a method that combines something you know (your password) with something you have (an app that generates a two-factor authentication code) and is supported by many websites today.
 

FAQs

Data privacy refers to the protection of personal information, such as name, address, social security number, and other sensitive information, from unauthorized access, use, or sharing.

Data privacy is important because personal information can be used for identity theft, social engineering, fraud, or other malicious activities by hackers.

There are several ways to protect your personal information online:
1) Use strong, unique passwords for all your accounts
2) Use multi-factor authentication when available
3) Be cautious of phishing scams and suspicious emails
4) Use a VPN service when accessing the internet on public Wi-Fi
5) Keep your phone and laptop software up-to-date

You can check if your personal information has been compromised by visiting websites such as HaveIBeenPwned.com, which allows you to check if your email address has been included in a recent data breach.

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